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November 20, 2021 - December 31, 2021


November 20, 2021
December 31, 2021


South Bay Film Society

SCREENING NOW on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema!

CLICK HERE for your 3 day ticket for JOSEP.

Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

This film is not to be missed, whether you are familiar with the artist Josep Bartoli or not.

The film is a touching, exquisitely rendered animated drama/history/biography in which a dying gendarme recalls his encounter with the Catalan artist Josep Bartolí in a French concentration camp after the Spanish Civil War.

Bartolí’s Goya-esque drawings of his time in French concentration camps inspired the film’s director Aurel, himself an acclaimed press illustrator and cartoonist.  The film serves as a sharp reminder of the ignominious fate of some of the 500,000 Spanish refugees fleeing Franco’s anti-fascist forces in early 1939, and it also highlights the power of drawing to bear witness.

“Emphasizing the saving power of art and of the spirit of resistance within a hostile environment, JOSEP echoes the words of its protagonist perfectly: “beautiful ideas, if they do not meet a beautiful person, they become death.” – Cineuropa

Language: French, Spanish, Catalan (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 13 min.